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The College of Health and Human Development Outreach Award honors a faculty or staff member who has made significant leadership contributions to the outreach mission of the College.

The College recognizes outreach as faculty-led initiatives and activities that generate, transmit, and enhance knowledge between the University and external audiences in the Commonwealth, nationally, and internationally.  Outreach work can take on a number of forms, including but not limited to credit and noncredit instruction, technical assistance, demonstration projects, evaluation studies, and policy analysis.

Eligibility icon-olus-circle

All full-time faculty and staff in the College of Health and Human Development are eligible.

  • The candidate has demonstrated leadership in developing, directing, or enhancing outreach activities as part of his/her work for the College.
  • The candidate’s outreach work has led to sustainable projects or has made significant positive impact on those served.

Past recipients are not eligible for a period of five years.

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To submit a nomination, please complete the on-line nomination form and provide the following documentation:

  • a letter of support (signed by two nominators) that describes the outreach leadership contributions of the candidate
  • a statement of support from the department head or school director of the academic unit in which the candidate holds his or her primary appointment.
  • Updated curriculum vitae (if applicable)

(If a curriculum vitae is not submitted, the Dean's staff will provide documentation from Activity Insight for the nomination packet given to the selection committee.)

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Recipients will be selected by a committee appointed by the Dean and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Outreach.

Recipient will be notified early in the fall semester. A recognition gift and a monetary award will be presented to the recipient during the fall HHD Annual Awards Ceremony.

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If you have any questions about the award or nomination process, please call (814) 865-1428 or email